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Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Wells
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful cathedral with so much to see .It really is very emotive place to visit and listening to the couple singing it left me feeling close too tears such is the magnitude of the building ,a very humbling experience .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

we poped to wells and we were not disaponted. It is a wonderful cathedral nice stained glass windows and you can have atour of it. You can combine this with a tour to the bishops palace next door.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The choir is a must-see in either a service or concert. Beautiful and lifts the soul! And it is lovingly preserved centuries on!

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Visiting Wells Cathedral was an important part of our trip as I have a Great Uncle who is mentioned in the Honour Role located at Wells. The first thing that strikes you is the amazing architecture of the cathedral, so much history resides inside this beautiful cathedral. It's well worth making a donation to be able to take photos too.

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benfleet essex
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We spent most of our day in Wells visiting and revisiting the cathedral. Amazing architecture, free guided tours and, that wonderful clock that we returned to see inside and outside over and over again.( Check the web info to see why it is so fascinating.) We have visited many of this country`s cathedrals but this is our number one favourite.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is located right next to the palace, so we took a stroll over. We were just expecting another old church (which are great, don't get me wrong) but seeing the scissor arches was a fantastic surprise!

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Wells, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I'm lucky to live in Wells and I never tire of seeing such a beautiful building, it really is stunning inside and out.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

What a wonderful experience we had visiting this Cathedral. At the time of our visit a young lady was reading from Stations of the Cross accompanied by a young man playing a guitar and singing. He had a beautiful voice and was a pleasure to listen to. Well done.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was one of our top cathedrals we visited. They do request a donation in order to take pictures, but it is totally worth a few pounds! Absolutely breath taking! They were tuning the organ when we were there and it was a very powerful feeling...gave you chills!! :) Highly recommend for a visit!

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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We took our grandchildren aged 8 and 6 to the cathedral and they were totally "blown away" by the experience. We didn't expect the friendly and professional welcome or the inclusion of the children into the visit. The informative quiz was excellent and everyone seemed keen that we got the most out of our visit. If you are in the... More

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